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McMahon Lecture Series Presents: Elementos de Estetica Araboislamica

Femme fatale Scarlett Perry ’15 invites you to:

A talk in Spanish by Fatima Roldan, Professor of Arabic at the Universidad de Sevilla in Spain.

Professor Roldán is the author and editor of numerous books pertaining to the history and culture of Al-Andalus, with emphasis on aesthetics and landscape. Currently she is working on a project that looks into the Arab world as a source of inspiration. She has been the academic director of several international projects and symposia, most recently the Simposio Internacional de Almonaster la Real, 2011 and 2012. Prof. Roldán is also the Director of the Cursos Concertados con Universidades Extranjeras of the Facultad de Filología of Universidadde Sevilla, within which she also directs a Hispano Arabic Summer Program.

Reception will follow.

Date: Wednesday, October 24
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Place: Romance Languages and Literatures, The Common Room, 300 High Street, Middletown, CT

First Meeting of the Undergrad Math Club

Jim Stankewicz, Visiting Assistant Professor of Math, will give a talk entitled: “Art and Mathematics: Esther, Lenstra and “The Print Gallery”

Although many take for granted that the art of M.C. Escher has a mathematical character, Escher himself denied any mathematical ability.

To investigate this seeming incongruity, we will compare and contrast Escher’s artistic practice with the practice of a mathematician. As a case study, we will especially consider his 1956 lithograph “The Print Gallery” and contrast it with the way H. W. Lenstra revisited it in the early 2000s. While this talk won’t have any prerequisites besides a willingness to learn, some familiarity with the complex numbers will be helpful.

Free Lunch will be served.

Date: Thursday, October 11
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge
Cost: Free!

Personal Librarian Freshman and Transfer Student Reception

Dame Diane KlareHead of Reference at Olin Library and the library’s subject specialist for Psychology and Economics, writes:

The library will be offering a drop-in reception for freshmen and transfer students so those new to campus can meet their very own “personal librarian” and learn more about the library.

Date: Thursday, October 11
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
Place: Smith Reading Room – Olin Library

Warm Soda / O Presidente / The Parents @ Eclectic)

Andrew Zingg ’13 invites you to a night of:


Oakland garage/glam/pop. They used to be in a band called Bare Wires that was really hot. It’s like a trip to 70s. With great moustaches.


Two years removed from their sweaty Music House shows, this noo-wop/bro-fi/hyphy/tropicália band makes its triumphant return to Wesweeyan after playing lots of gigs in the SF/Yay Area. Revamped + reconfigured.


You love them. Free dollaz. Bring yer Wes IDs or else you’re not getting in.

Date: Friday, October 5
Time: 10:30 p.m.- 1:00 a.m
Place: Eclectic
Cost: Free

Audition for a Digital Thesis Film

Julia Baritz ’13 writes:

The film is an imaginative, yet slightly tragic story of growing up, taking place on one Halloween night.

We’re looking for two girls to play early highschoolers, so please come if you are annoyed by being frequently mistaken for being younger than you are. You don’t have to prepare any material as we will have something for you to read at the audition, though you may bring
aditional material to perform if you wish.

Auditions are Tuesday 7pm-9pm and Wednesday 5pm-7pm in the Usdan
Multipurpose Room (located down the hall from the package pickup room
in the basement.)

Date: October 2, October 3
Time: 7 – 9 p.m., 5 – 7 p.m.
Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room

Santa Maradona: An Italian Movie

Andrea Ballanti (Grad) invites you to a screening of Santa Maradona:

SANTA MARADONA tells the story of two young men living in Turin and trying to start their professional life after studying at university. Their way to live appears funny (the couple Accorsi / De Rienzo plays very well together), but also sad and void of points of refe- rence. They communicate very well with each other, thanks also to their common passion for football, but their relationship with the rest of the world is difficult, not clear and not definite. It is a clever and funny movie about the difficulty to live, to find oneself identity and to pur- sue one’s interests and objectives.

Date: Monday, October 1
Time:  8 – 9:40 pm
Place: FISK 210
Cost: Free